Graves Astéries de Darche 2019


Cazebonne (Castle)





Graves Astéries de Darche 2019 Graves Astéries de Darche 2019
Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017
16,35 €
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Graves Astéries de Darche 2019

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House founded in 2003

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En conversion vers l'agriculture biologique

100 % de merlot vendangé main, issu de nos parcelles de Darche où affleure le calcaire à astéries datant de l'oligocène, mais également quelques merlots du Peyron, sur terroir de graves du pléistocène.

L'élevage de 5 mois a été effectué pour moitié en amphores de terre cuite, relativement poreuses. L’oxygène a transformé ce vin, patiné les tannins, renforcé le fruit. Une vraie gourmandise. Seul bémol, on a perdu plus de 20% du volume pendant l’élevage tellement les amphores ont bu !

Dégustation : La robe est grenat très sombre, translucide. Le nez est expressif, sur les fruits noirs sauvages, la framboise, le menthol et une touche résineuse. Et puis de la craie humide. La bouche est à la fois ample et élancée, avec une fine tension qui étire le vin au-delà même de la finale et une matière charnue, veloutée, profonde, associant un fruit classieux à un minéral intense. Difficile de ne pas penser aux grands vins du plateau de Saint-Emilion (également sur calcaire à astéries). La finale prolonge la bouche sans le moindre à-coup, toujours marquée par le sceau de l'élégance, sur des notes de mûre, de framboise et de menthol, avec une persistance sur les épices et la craie. Superbe.

13.5 % Alc. Vol.

What is an author wine?

This can be so diverse depending on the personality of their sire, that it is easier to define what it is not. An author wine is anything but a standard, stereotypical wine, made to please as many people as possible. It is therefore rarely produced in millions of copies, copying itself from vintage in vintage.

An author wine is therefore a wine that does not look like that of the neighbor. Which from year to year will evolve according to the vagaries of the weather and the mood of the author - the two that can be linked. Because the author does not rely on market studies to carry out his boat. He makes his wine as he feels, as he likes, as he can, sometimes ... and too bad if he does not please everyone.

This is why author wines are sometimes classified as "table wine" or "France wine". Because the winemaker did not plan the authorized grape variety*, makes the assembly or vinification recommended in the name **. He is often a bit rebellious, our author. But that is why we like it! ... That said, author's wines are not systematically marginal: they are present in most of the appellations, and can be part of the elite of these this***. Because they are not content to have personality: they are good, in addition! With in general aDegree of TorchabilityVery high: we never tire of it at the end of the first sip.

As author's wines are not chaptalized, levied, hacked ... They can have very different profiles depending on the vintage. It is up to us (resellers and consumers) to accept them as they are, and to remain faithful to the producers, because they need us to continue their activity.


* For example, theTouriga Nacionalin the Minervois, or theSyrahIn Forez ribs. They are crazy, these authors!

** Some winegrowers dare to produceSweety with Mourvèdre or oneNatural sparkling with Pineau d'Aunis

*** Like those of Jean-François Ganevat in the Jura or Zind-Humbercht in Alsace

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